So, I've been re-watching continuity from the 1983-87 era of CITV, which was notorious for having pre-recorded announcements filmed in London, (from Thames?), despite the fact Central was in charge of the transmission.
One thing I've been curious about is how the links to Central's own programmes varied, take, for example, this link with Bonnie Langford into the original broadcast of the Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends stories, Thomas & the Guard and Thomas Goes Fishing, where the announcement has her staring into a corner of the studio for a solid three seconds!
However, I've watched the links to the first six stories, (introduced as double features), with, coincidentally, Sergeant Major Zero from Gerry Anderson's latest production at the time, Terrahawks, (Thomas director David Mitton worked in the special FX department for Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons), and the links there here are very seamless:
So, is it safe to say the links to Central's own programmes were as inconsistent in transitioning to the shows produced by the other ITV franchises at the time, especially as they all came from separate transmitters?
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